Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Everton may have given them a huge boost in their pursuit of Champions League football, but it could have come at a heavy cost.
Having opened the scoring early on with a fine solo goal, Sadio Mane later had to be taken off with suspected knee ligament damage.
The club’s top scorer fell awkwardly and then completely collapsed when trying to walk it off.
The Telegraph report that the Reds are growing increasingly concerned that the injury is indeed as bad as it looks, and the 24-year-old could miss the rest of the campaign.
It goes without saying that the Senegal international is out of Wednesday’s game against Bournemouth, but Jurgen Klopp will be incredibly frustrated if he joins Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson in the treatment room for a prolonged period.
In his absence, Divock Origi will face his biggest test yet. The young Belgian has always been a peripheral figure under Klopp, but it is approaching the time when he needs to show he can step up – as he did with the third goal in the Merseyside derby.